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Obituary: Adam Scott Clark

Adam Scott Clark 11/5/73 ~ 11/18/05 Adam Scott Clark, born Sukdev Bhahadur, aka Kevin White, was born Nov. 5, 1973 in Santinagar, Bengal, India, of Nepali and Bengali parents, both lepers. He was abandoned to the Sisters of Charity at his mother's death, but at age 7, the Sisters sent him to a Dickensian orphanage in Calcutta called "Boys Town." His legs bore scars from a beating for having eaten fruit from a mission tree. He stole pennies to buy tickets to see Hindi movies. To rescue him from priestly molestations and abuse, Adam was included in a catalogue of boys available for adoption. Chosen because he played the violin, he left India in 1985 and was sealed to Scott Hancock and Mary Beth Clark in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on Jan. 11, 1986. He played soccer on the UYSA "Red Devils" team, winning a regional championship. He was an Eagle Scout and attended Jamboree with Reid, his dearest bro.' He set Brighton High records on the track team and continued his affair with the violin. He served in the Mexico, Monterrey West Mission, in Monterrey, Saltillo, and Matahuela. He loved the Mexican people and they him. He empathized with the poorest of the poor, teaching people living in boxes and huts. He found Hector DeKoster, a five year old with a congenital heart defect and helped bring him to Utah to receive life saving surgery. Many of his best friends were Mexican Saints. He was briefly married to Tielynn Chisholm and later sealed to Nicole Chidester in the Bountiful LDS Temple. Caleb Adam, Caden Scott, and Cassandra Nicole were born to this union. These children were the light and purpose of his being. But he was tormented by the demons of his youth and he fought a lifelong struggle against bigotry, hypocrisy and clinical depression. Divorced, humiliated, despondent, and with an unfilled prescription, he lost the battle when he took his own life on Friday, Nov. 18, 2005. He is survived by his parents, his children, his grandparents, Ray and Dixie Clark, his sisters, E. Rebekah Duran (Daniel), Rachael K. Baggett (Landale), Sarah Jane Page (Zachary), Margaret E. Jensen (Jordan), Jessica K., M. Suzanna, Martha M., Hannah A., and Abigail R., his brothers Donald X.N. (Irene), W. Reid (Marcie), David R., J. Aaron, Christopher M. (Alma), Zachariah E., Joshua J., Timothy D., Benjamin J., S. Noah, and Isaiah L., and by 13 nieces and nephews. His grandparents, William R. and Beth P. Crawford, and a nephew, James predeceased him. He is also survived by his fianc 6 to 8 p.m. at Cannon Mortuary, 2460 E. Bengal Blvd. (7600 S.) and Sat. Nov. 26 from 10 - 10:45 a.m. at the Willow Creek 9th Ward, 2350 E. Creek Rd., Sandy, UT. The funeral will be held Sat. Nov. 26 at 11 a.m. at the Willow Creek 9th Ward. Burial will follow in the Murray City Cemetery.